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How To Reduce Swelling Of Vocal Cords From Intubation
Does maxilase treat swelling of vocal cords due to screaming which caused persist hoarseness in 5 year old boy one month ago
Otolaryngologist: Hoarseness which has persisted this long in a 5 year old child suggests vocal cord injury or dysfunction. I recommend that your child be examined by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. Discuss this with your pediatrician who may know of an otolaryngologist who specializes in children with ear,nose and throat problems and dysphonia. ...Read more
The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more
How I treat swelling of vocal cords caused continues hoarseness in 5 year old boy 25 days ago due to screaming and he refusing to rest his voice ?
How can I treat swelling of the vocal cords which caused hoarseness 17 days ago on 5 year old boy resulting from screaming ?
Is it safe to use medication contain dexamethasone for swelling of the vocal cords on 5 year old boy as he has continuous hoarseness from 17 days ?
Safe, but...: dexamethasone is a safe medicine when used in children for a brief course, but you need to make sure you know what you're treating. Prolonged hoarseness is not a typical reason for steroid administration in children. It can be used in the acute phase of croup (which causes hoarseness), but not usually weeks after. ...Read more
Should i worry about damage from coughing? Like, harm to vocal cords or feeling of swelling in back of throat after single coughing fits. Breathing ok
Coughing: Hello, coughing is a normal response to various stimulation. It provides a means to expel mucus from the lungs that can be excessive, carrying irritants or bacteria and also protects the lungs from mucus/irritants from the throat. Since the cough is a normal occurrence, injury to your vocal cords or back of the throat shouldn't be a worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat , vocal cord i hve lpr?
Acid reflux: Reflux of acid from the stomach causes burning or irritation of the throat and esophagus, primarily when lying down, but rarely results in breathing problems. Shortness of breath with exercise may indicate asthma or exercise induced bronchospasm. Either problem will be worse if you are a smoker. ...Read more
I just had a cyst on my vocal cord removed Wednesday. On the side where the MD chipped my tooth my tongue is swollen and numb. Will the swelling go down and will I get feeling back? The doctor didn't mention any of that in my post op care.
I had my airway opened due to my vocal cords being scarred doing intubation will my voice ever come back?
Needs evaluation: Vocal cord irritation (not trauma) is a very common issue after any intubation as the endotracheal tube physically is passed through the vocal cords so oxygen can be supplied to the lungs. The longer the intubation period the worse the irritation. If there is actual trauma, then it needs to be evaluated by the anesthesiologist and and ENT physician. ...Read more
Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords(in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords) ?Thank you
Cyst on cord : Unfortunately no. A good micro surgeon laryngologist type of doctor can take care of this for you with minimal scarring and a return to voice function. I deal with these all the time. I would be happy to refer you to someone in your area to help you. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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